Citizens' Tax Oversight Committee

  • The 3rd Tuesday of February, May, August, and November
  • Busch Building
    840 Boonville Ave.
    4th Floor Conference Room
    Springfield, MO 65802
  • Patricia Pearson, Council Zone 4, Chair
    May 1, 2015
  • Marita Pemberton, Council Zone 4, Vice Chair
    May 1, 2015
  • Arlene Chriswell, Council Zone 4
    May 1, 2016
  • Mary Erickson, Council Zone 2
    May 1, 2017
  • Brian Perdue, Council Zone 1
    May 1, 2016*
* Eligible for Reappointment
  • Steven Rone, Council Zone 4
    May 1, 2015
  • Dr. Richard Thompson, Council Zone 4
    May 1, 2017
  • Jack Thurman, Council Zone 0
    May 1, 2017
  • Bob Yeager, Council Zone 4
    May 1, 2015*

Member Details

Member terms are 3 years.

Committee Description

This council-appointed group's purpose is to review and monitor the collection of the 1/4-cent Capital Improvements Sales Tax revenues, the 1/8-cent Transportation Sales Tax revenues, and the 3/4-cent Police and Fire Fighters Pension Fund Sales Tax revenues. In addition, the committee may evaluate any proposed reduction or enhancement to pension benefits before presentation to City Council.

Additional Information

Memo to Council Regarding Pension Tax Proposal

The Citizens' Tax Oversight Committee sent a memo to City Council opposing a Presiding Greene County Commissioner's proposal (PDF) to extend the 3/4-cent Police and Firefighters Pension Fund Sales Tax beyond the promised sunset to create revenue for the County.

Reports to City Council